Concealed Weapons Policy

McKinley Memorial Library is a community gathering place for lifelong learning and has children and adults of various ages in the library building during all service hours.  Ohio public libraries are exempt from the state’s “Concealed Carry” law as a political subdivision of the State of Ohio:

Any building that is a government facility of this state or a political subdivision of this state and that is not a building that is used primarily as a shelter, restroom, parking facility for motor vehicles, or rest facility and is not a courthouse or other building structure in which a courtroom is located.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                         Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.126

Weapons of any kind, concealed or in plain view, are prohibited in any McKinley Memorial Library facility.

A deadly weapon is any instrument, device, or thing capable of inflicting death, and designated or specially adapted for use as a weapon, or possessed, carried, or used as a weapon, including knives and explosives, or listed as listed in the Ohio Revised Code, Section 2923.11.  A firearm is any deadly weapon capable of expelling or propelling one or more projectiles by the action of an explosion or combustible propellant.  A handgun is any firearm designed to be fired by the use of a single hand.

Active duty law enforcement personnel are permitted to carry weapons into the Library property.

The McKinley Memorial Library will post the necessary notification of its status as exempt from Ohio’s Concealed Carry legislation, as required by the Ohio Revised Code 2923.1212

                                                                               Approved by the McKinley Memorial Library Board of Trustees on April 9, 2018